Hopelessness and suicide risk emerge in psychiatric nurses suffering from burnout and using specific defense mechanisms.

@article{Pompili2006HopelessnessAS,
  title={Hopelessness and suicide risk emerge in psychiatric nurses suffering from burnout and using specific defense mechanisms.},
  author={Maurizio Pompili and Gaetano Rinaldi and David Lester and Paolo Girardi and Amedeo Ruberto and Roberto Tatarelli},
  journal={Archives of psychiatric nursing},
  year={2006},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={135-43}
}
Burnout in psychiatric nurses is a phenomenon of great concern. We conducted an investigation of 120 nurses working in the psychiatric, general medicine/rehabilitation, and critical care/surgery wards to explore the correlations of level of burnout and defense mechanisms with hopelessness. The nurses were administered the Maslach Burnout Inventory, Gleser and Ihilevich's Defense Mechanisms Inventory, and Beck's Hopelessness Scale. The results indicate that burnout and some of the defense… CONTINUE READING
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